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Aug 16, 2009 9:00am EDT
in recent weeks. that was one stop up in new hampshire. he then went from the east way up here into montana in the west. the president having another town hall out here. shirt sleeves out in the west. interesting, in montana, the president lost to john mccain, but just narrowly there. and when you get further west, you have increased skepticism about washington and about government spending and the role of government in health care. and the president wrapped up his week with a town hall in colorado out here in the conservative part of the state. this was a red state he turned blue in the election, but out in conservative grand junction, interesting in colorado, 17% of the state's residents lack health insurance. 9% are are on medicare. and 8.5% on medicaid. as we watch the president travel publicly, many of his own allies, even some of his allies say, they are more and more skeptical he can get this bill this year. you share that skepticism? >> i don't. i think that the debate across the country is -- reflects the fact that americans care deeply about health care. it's the most personal iss
Aug 9, 2009 12:00pm EDT
with this debate in the finance committee. >> two words each. >> i'm going to montana later this week because the president will be heading there, i'm going to see what people in matt baucus's state is saying. he's the head guy. >> i have to cut you off. i'm john king. this is state of the eun. >>> the escalating war in afghanistan, the fallout from former president clinton's trip to north korea. and tonight's presidential summit in mexico. we'll map out the administration's pressing global challenges in an exclusive interview with susan wright, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. >>> congress heads home to face america divided over health care changes. to discuss the policy and political divides with two key senators. john cornyn of texas, dick durbin of illinois. >> our american dispatch from eugene, oregon. puts the squeeze on many support organizations just when struggling parents and hungry children need the help most. the state of the union report for sunday, august 9th. >>> president obama heads to mexico tonight for a summit with the leaders of mexico and canada, a reminder of
Aug 16, 2009 11:00am EDT
the government option and the government spending. then out to montana, john mccain carried this state. the president more casual out west. out here, john mccain won, but just narrowly. getting further west, as you always know, there's more skepticism about the role of government and government spending. lastly the president before taking a break, was down in colorado for a town hall. he carried this state, but his message was delivered out in the grand junction area which is conservative country out here. 17% of the residents of colorado are uninsured. as we watch the president make his case, one thing he said in colorado was don't get so f fixated on this so-called public option. i would like one in there, but people are getting hung up on that, and there are other thicks to talk about. we could say we hold these truths to be self-evident. it's clear he doesn't have the votes in the senate. is he sending a message? >> it does sound that way. the president has held pretty fast to the notion of a public option. time and time again, when you press the white house as to whether or not th
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